Each year, the Catholic Church in the United States designates the third Sunday in September as “Catechetical Sunday”— a day on which to celebrate and pray for the Church’s mission to teach the Gospel to all people.
This year’s theme is “Stay with Us,” quoting the two disciples on the road to Emmaus who invited Jesus to stay with them. (Luke 24:13–35)
As a catechist, you are responding to a call to share the gift of faith with others, even as you deepen your own faith. This call may have reached you through your pastor, the director of your parish’s religious education program, or through your role as a Catholic school teacher. But know that this calling ultimately comes from God whose Holy Spirit inspires and guides you.
Resources for Catechists and Catholic School Teachers
Catechetical Sunday Prayer Card
Tarjeta de oración: Domingo Catequético
20 Tips for Catechists E-mail Series
A Prayer for Catechists
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Planning and Activities
Back to School Resources
Authors Share Their Catechetical Influences
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Articles and Prayers
The Way of Discipleship by James P. Campbell, D.Min.
Discipleship Invites Us to Experience Intimacy with God by Joe Paprocki, D.Min.
Included in Discipleship: Strategies for Working with Children Who Are Developmentally Challenged
An Enabled Discipleship: Strategies for Working with Children with Motor Impairments or Orthopedic Disabilities
Discipleship Training: Strategies for Working with Children with Behavior Disorders
3-Minute Retreat: Sharing the Faith
3 minutos de retiro: Compartiendo la fe
Discipleship Articles at Catechist’s Journey
These articles by Joe Paprocki, Julianne Stanz, and other catechists and catechetical leaders explore themes of discipleship and evangelization.